In November 2017, LAE Director Steven Barrett was awarded the Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grant to support his research on Electroaerodynamic Propulsion
MIT launches the Electric Aircraft Initiative with the aim of assessing and developing the potential for sustainable electric aircraft. The initiative includes participants from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as Lincoln Laboratory.
Participants from MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Lincoln Lab are collaborating to design and produce the first airplane powered with electroaerodynamic (EAD) propulsion.
A short intensive study called Systems Aspects of Electric Commercial Aircraft (SEACA) has been launched in collaboration with University College London (UCL) and the University of Southampton in the UK.